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Filter Magnets?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoSupreme, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Jan 1, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    TacoSupreme

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    Anybody using filter magnets? If not, check it out here filtermag.com
     
  2. Jan 1, 2008 at 8:03 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    what about those magnetic oil pan plugs? would those be any good or another waste?
     
  3. Jan 1, 2008 at 10:46 PM
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    ERdept

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    A cheap solution is to get those super powerfull Neodyneum magnes off ebay and just stick it to the bottom of the oil pan.

    Makes, whatever passes by stick to it. Just keep it there.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2008 at 6:01 AM
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    cvillechopper

    cvillechopper Jackass to the masses

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    I've used a magnetic plug before (GM engine) and there was always plenty of metallic debris when I changed the oil. It's not just for bearing shear but all moving parts. Anything inside the engine is going to lose microscopic size particals from friction over time (most noticably during the first 1000 miles). I don't know how much of the internals will be effected by a magnet but I do know that when I changed my oil in my '08 Taco at 1000 miles (as I do with ANY vehicle) it left PLENTY of metallic debris on my oil collector.
    I clean the pan between every oil change and look for this type of residue. For the first couple oil changes, but mostly so on the first, I find the previously clean black plastic looks like it was painted with a metallic paint. Wipe it with a nice white cloth and you can see the accumulated metal particulate on the rag. I haven't thought to try a magnet against the debris yet but you bet I will at the next change.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    Don G

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    I have a magnetic plug in the oil pan of my 57 Chevy and it picks up a lot of stuff! ! I not so sure that I want to see all of that stuff:) I would be just as happy to let the filter take care of that! !

    HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Don G
     
  6. Jan 2, 2008 at 9:58 AM
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    cvillechopper

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    The problem with letting the filter take care of it is that it restricts oil flow. The more you can stop before the filter, the less it effects flow. With older paper filters, the debris could actually rip the filter element if it got clogged enough. I had that happen on my '76 Nova. You could actually see a small hole on the inside of the filter. Doesn't really make that much of a difference when you've got a rust-bucket 305 jacked up with air shocks and blowing smoke, but I wouldn't want my Taco to have anything circulating that shouldn't be.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2008 at 10:36 AM
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    Evil Monkey

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    Yep!

    4 magnets $7 shipped. You could probably just stick one on the head of the oil drain plug.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2008 at 10:41 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    Linky no worky... :(
     
  9. Jan 2, 2008 at 11:02 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Fixed it.
     
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